top
San Francisco
San Francisco
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Tue Feb 26 2019 (Updated 03/02/19)
Save the Redstone Building
Grassroots Organizing Space at Risk as Historic Labor Temple Faces Profit Speculation
For more than a century, the Redstone Labor Temple has served as a hub for labor, social service, and non-profit community groups in San Francisco. It was an epicenter of organizing for the San Francisco General Strike in 1934, and home to the first all-women's union. Since 1968, the building has been a center for social service organizations and non-profit community groups, occupying some of the last affordable space in the Mission.

The owner of the building wants to sell and is asking for $25 million. Documents in the city Assessor’s Office show that it’s assessed at a little more than $2 million. The Mission Economic Development Agency wants a chance to buy it. Negotiations continue and MEDA has made a final offer of $18 million. At the price the owner wants, all of the leases would rise dramatically and existing tenants would, in all likelihood, be displaced.

On 6pm, Wednesday, February 27, organizers are holding a rally and community event to honor 104 years of economic and social justice at the Redstone and to work for a community solution. The tenants of the Redstone Labor Temple are committed to keeping the building an organizing center for both the Mission neighborhood and city-wide.

calendar Honoring 104 Years of the Redstone Labor Temple! | photo Save the Redstone Building! | Petition: Keep the Redstone Labor Temple a Community Center!
07/07/19 Outraged Americans Demonstrate Against Trump's Concentration Camps Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Central Valley | San Francisco | Peninsula | U.S. | Immigrant Rights06/20/19 Hong Kong Solidarity Demonstrations Held in Palo Alto and San Francisco Front Page | Global Justice & Anti-Capitalism | San Francisco | Peninsula | International06/10/19 Protesters Raise Awareness of Gun Violence with Walk Across Golden Gate Bridge Front Page | Health, Housing & Public Services | Anti-War | San Francisco | North Bay / Marin | U.S.05/10/19 Anti-Fur Activists Stage Bloody Fashion Show Outside Palo Alto Neiman Marcus Front Page | Peninsula | California | Animal Liberation05/10/19 Environmentalists, Fishermen, and Tribes Continue to Oppose Single Tunnel Plan Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | California05/09/19 ILWU Longshore Workers & Truckers Challenge Oakland A's Billionaire Owner Front Page | Racial Justice | Labor & Workers | East Bay05/06/19 Let Us Live Coalition Pushes to Restrict Police Use of Deadly Force Statewide Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | California | Government & Elections05/05/19 Dwindling Orcas Starving for Lack of Salmon, Being Hurt by Boats and Water Pollution Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | San Francisco | Peninsula | North Coast | California | U.S. | Animal Liberation | Santa Cruz Indymedia05/04/19 Oakland Police Will No Longer Be Able Search Parolees & Probationers Without Cause Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | Government & Elections05/04/19 Multiple California Businesses Flouting Law Forbidding Force-Feeding of Birds Central Valley | San Francisco | North Bay / Marin | California | Animal Liberation05/04/19 Authorities Fail to Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws Yet Prosecute Activists North Bay / Marin | Animal Liberation

We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

donate now

$ 142.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network